More and more calls have started to accumulate regarding a robotic voice calling users on the number 1-863-440-7836. The reports indicate that the caller wants the user to contact “Microsoft Refund” departament in order to receive a refund. When recalled a “tech support” employee asks the user to fill out a form with his or hers banking information, which leads us to believe that this is most likely a scam call aiming to steal your financial information and money.
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|Activity||Pretends to be Microsoft Refund for some sort of a software and asks the victim to visit a phishing website and enter his financial information to either give it away or charge the victim a lot of money.|
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1-863-440-7836 Refund Calls – More Information
Many users have so far reported the 1-863-440-7836 number as one that is disregarding all validation and company protocols. The number uses a robotic voice in order to trick you that you must call the scammers. And when you do call them, they seem to be very rude on the phone and very annoying. The scammers have been reported to constantly ask victims to visit a website where they should enter their banking information so that they can receive a refund successfully. If you do receive a call from this number, please do not answer or dial it, because reports on 800notes so far also indicate that it is most likely a fraud.
14 Nov 2018
Received a call regarding a refund. I had been waiting a week to receive a call back from a company I had returned products to. I thought this number was the company calling me back. It was a scammer trying to access my bank account.
14 Nov 2018
Left robocall about refund. I called and the person tried to get me to fill out a form online. He said it was a Microsoft refund. He was very rude.
Based on it’s area code, the call seems to be coming from Florida, Lakeland, but some users have complained about the voice having a strong foreign accent, which means that the scammers may be using a VoIP (Voice over IP) service, to mask the original origin of the scam call.
How Do I Stop (Block) a Scam Call from 1-863-440-7836 Without Picking Up?
Since some scams can become dangerous for you as soon as you pick up, because they may also subscribe you to various types of SMS services or generate impulses that make your phone bill to rise up quite fast, we have decided to provide you with insight on how you can use several simple applications that will certainly prevent scammers from even calling you. Let’s begin!
If you are using a smartphone, then the most automated solution is to use conventional call blocker. But traditional call blockers do require you to add numbers to your blacklist which does not do the job. This is why, we recommend using smart apps, such as Hiya Caller ID and Block. The application can block robotized calls and scam calls automatically, since it keeps an updated database of scammers. Here is how to set it up:
Step 1: Open the Hiya app in PlayStore by tapping on the button below:
Step 2: Install the application and Run It:
Step 3: Accept the terms and tap on “GET STARTED”.
Step 4: Enter your phone number and tap on Next:
Step 5: You will receive a code. Enter it and tap to continue:
Step 6: Login with your Facebook or Google account to begin:
Step 7: The app is now set up and you can now use it to call numbers via It. It will automatically remain active and hidden in the background so that once you receive a call, it will block it. The app also has settings to block private numbers as well: